St. Luke’s University Hospital has been named one of the “World’s Best” hospitals by Newsweek magazine.
“We are proud to receive this significant honor. It is a testament to the high quality care we provide to all patients on a daily basis,” said Donna Sabol, St. Luke’s Vice President and Chief Quality Officer.
Of the 250 American hospitals to make the list, eleven are based in Pennsylvania.
St. Luke’s University Hospital, which encompasses both St. Luke’s Bethlehem and Allentown campuses, was the only listed hospital from the Lehigh Valley.
“The hospitals on this list are at the forefront of adapting to these new challenges while providing top-notch patient care,” Newsweek said.
To create this inaugural ranking, Newsweek and Statista Inc., a global market research and consumer data company, designed a rigorous methodology that evaluated hospitals using data from three sources:
- Hospital recommendations from peers: an online survey conducted among tens of thousands of doctors, health care professionals and hospital managers in 11 countries.
- Patient experience: surveys of patient satisfaction with hospitals.
- Medical KPIs (e.g. date on quality of treatment, hygiene measures).
St. Luke’s University Hospital is east central Pennsylvania’s top-ranked hospital, having garnered the health care industry’s highest honors from IBM Watson, Healthgrades and Leapfrog, among others. The hospital includes the St. Luke’s/Temple School of Medicine, the nation’s oldest nursing school and the region’s biggest residency program.
Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, nonprofit network of more than 15,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient sites. With annual net revenue of more than $2 billion, the network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.
Note: This local health news is brought to you in partnership with St. Luke’s University Health Network.